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Old 07-Jun-2010, 06:24 PM
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Pressure washing engine bay?

by the way, off topic i know, anyone know if its bad to pressure wash ur engine bay
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Old 07-Jun-2010, 07:04 PM
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like the avatar climax
**** wish i could have made it
still havent paid that ticket thats suspending my license, gotta get off work before the court closes... which happens to be in the oposite end of the city
ty canada, can't just pay the tickets at any traffic offence court right?
You can pay your Metro tickets at the York Civic Centre on Eglington in Etobicoke. Take 401 to black creek drive. East on Eglington, look on your left for the centre.

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by the way, off topic i know, anyone know if its bad to pressure wash ur engine bay
Have to be cautious. Check a DIY on this.
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Old 07-Jun-2010, 07:40 PM
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by the way, off topic i know, anyone know if its bad to pressure wash ur engine bay
if all of your gaskets and seals are fine, i'd say remove fuse box, battery, be careful around the valve cover/plug wires, pray some wd-40 or other degreaser... but then again i haven't done it yet, get it done n let me kno... that's just how i would do it... as well i'd worry about the holes in the firewall
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Originally Posted by ekboi View Post
by the way, off topic i know, anyone know if its bad to pressure wash ur engine bay
yeah, cover up ur distributor, fusebox with a plastic bag, and dont directly aim it at any electrical components... also dont fire it close in there, give it some distance, finally dont drive the car right after spraying it, leave it with the hood open in the hot sun for a good half hour or so, and spray it with wd-40 as stev said to help get rid of any moisture that may have still gotten past the plastic bag coverings


Oh and great pics! I'm buried in homework atm, so i dont have a clue when my crappy shots are gunna get posted..
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Old 08-Jun-2010, 03:22 PM
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by the way, off topic i know, anyone know if its bad to pressure wash ur engine bay
Hey man I've done engine shampoos for myself and friends all the time

here is the way that I do engine shampoos you will need a few no frills bags...rubber bands.. some gunk engine degreaser or spray nine if it isnt heavy dirt..toothbrush (or any kind of brush to agitate dirt).. towel to dry... and preferrably be at a coin-wash where they offer an air dryer.

Keep your engine cool before doing this....

1. seal the alternator, distributor, intake filter (if you have a short ram or cold air, otherwise you don't need to since the filter would be in the box) also cover up the battery. Use the bags for these and you would seal off the part where the opening of the bag is with a rubber band (be creative of how you close it off just make sure its dry... few sprinkles of water isn't gonna kill the car though so don't worry) also tie some bags around the sensors to be safe...

2. spray the engine down with some water to get loose debris/dirt off

3. spray the gunk engine cleaner/spray nine over the dirty areas, try your best to keep that stuff off the car's exterior paint. let the solution sit for about 10 minutes.

4. start agitating where dirt build up occurs.. for example.. valve cover.. intake manifold.. exhaust manifold.. you know the drill. use a cloth to rub down the firewalls, painted areas in the engine bay.

5. spray some more of the solution to where you have agitated/rubbed down.

6. spray again with water... until the soapy stuff is gone....

7. use the air dry to blow off all water from washing the engine.. (careful not to knock out any wires or anything)

8. wipe the rest of the engine bay down with a towel so its bone dry.. as much as you can...

9. air dry again if you want to be extra like me..

10. remove all the bags/rubber bands.

11. spray some chemical on to a cloth and remove the dirt left on the areas that didnt get sprayed.

12. start the car and let it run for a bit.

13. spray lube/grease on hinges/joints to drive away moisture and to keep it greased.

14. optional step: i like my car components looking fresh.. so use a vinyl/rubber conditioner spray and spray all the black rubber pieces with this stuff ( for components like distributor cap... spray on a cloth and wipe it so the liquid doesn't leak into the gaps in a distributor - same goes for plastic around electrical) yea so just spray up... shut the hood... and start the car... open your hood after like 5 minutes... and the vinyl conditioner would have evenly covered all the hoses and all.. use on black plastic as well it gives a nice shine.



There you go... an easy way to freshen up the engine bay

I just realized i wrote a DIY lol...

BTW for the reader.. if you don't want to use this method... there is also a post made in the DIY section.. to use WD40 to clean up the engine.. also a good DIY.

Hope this helped

Last edited by Climax_R; 08-Jun-2010 at 11:52 PM. Reason: forgot a step lol...
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lol i just realized all you were asking is if it's ok to pressure wash the engine bay.. i pwn3d myself... oh well if you didn't know how to do a full engine shampoo... now you know lol.
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climax you're my hero... i'm replacing my poster of superman in my littlest child's bedroom with a pic of you... lol joking(i have no kids, your pic will be in my living room)

but really tho thanks for the write-up, i'm fully gonna do this on friday. my engine bay is in much need of tlc
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Originally Posted by Climax_R View Post
lol i just realized all you were asking is if it's ok to pressure wash the engine bay.. i pwn3d myself... oh well if you didn't know how to do a full engine shampoo... now you know lol.
lmfao nah man im PRITTY sure he was gunna spray it down to clean it right, now he knows how to do it right.. nice job on the diy im actually gunna get on this... some parts of my bay look caked with crap..

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your pic will be in my living room

Errr... lol

but really tho thanks for the write-up, i'm fully gonna do this on friday. my engine bay is in much need of tlc

Word? if ur gunna do it lmk i'm probably gunna end up doin mine this weekend or something if the weather is deecent
....hmm.. im thinking now.... roshan if we're doin our seafoam tommorow, wanna do our oil change, spark plugs friday or whenever this engine bay thing goes down?
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ye ive seen it done to new cars but theyre all covered in ****in plastic now (woman ****), figured id have to hide alot more for my car
thanks climax
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Originally Posted by Climax_R View Post
Hey man I've done engine shampoos for myself and friends all the time

here is the way that I do engine shampoos you will need a few no frills bags...rubber bands.. some gunk engine degreaser or spray nine if it isnt heavy dirt..toothbrush (or any kind of brush to agitate dirt).. towel to dry... and preferrably be at a coin-wash where they offer an air dryer.

Keep your engine cool before doing this....

1. seal the alternator, distributor, intake filter (if you have a short ram or cold air, otherwise you don't need to since the filter would be in the box) also cover up the battery. Use the bags for these and you would seal off the part where the opening of the bag is with a rubber band (be creative of how you close it off just make sure its dry... few sprinkles of water isn't gonna kill the car though so don't worry) also tie some bags around the sensors to be safe...

2. spray the engine down with some water to get loose debris/dirt off

3. spray the gunk engine cleaner/spray nine over the dirty areas, try your best to keep that stuff off the car's paint. let the solution sit for about 10 minutes.

4. start agitating where dirt build up occurs.. for example.. valve cover.. intake manifold.. exhaust manifold.. you know the drill. use a cloth to rub down the firewalls, painted areas in the engine bay.

5. spray some more of the solution to where you have agitated/rubbed down.

6. spray again with water... until the soapy stuff is gone....

7. use the air dry to blow off all water from washing the engine.. (careful not to knock out any wires or anything)

8. wipe the rest of the engine bay down with a towel so its bone dry.. as much as you can...

9. air dry again if you want to be extra like me..

10. remove all the bags/rubber bands.

11. spray some chemical on to a cloth and remove the dirt left on the areas that didnt get sprayed.

12. start the car and let it run for a bit.

13. optional step: i like my car components looking fresh.. so use a vinyl/rubber conditioner spray and spray all the black rubber pieces with this stuff ( for components like distributor cap... spray on a cloth and wipe it so the liquid doesn't leak into the gaps in a distributor - same goes for plastic around electrical) yea so just spray up... shut the hood... and start the car... open your hood after like 5 minutes... and the vinyl conditioner would have evenly covered all the hoses and all.. use on black plastic as well it gives a nice shine.

There you go... an easy way to freshen up the engine bay

I just realized i wrote a DIY lol...

BTW for the reader.. if you don't want to use this method... there is also a post made in the DIY section.. to use WD40 to clean up the engine.. also a good DIY.

Hope this helped
Nice write up dude! Should post that up in the DIY section.
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Nice write up dude! Should post that up in the DIY section.
ok here goes lol...
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hey guys check the DIY section for my edited version of my engine shampoo diy
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hey guys check the DIY section for my edited version of my engine shampoo diy
Good work, Roshan.
Here's the link for those interested in seeing the DIY: http://www.torontocivics.com/f13/eng...oo-diy-170750/
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